About Audio Amplifiers?

Answer Most people encounter an audio amplifier sooner or later. They are found at rock concerts, in home stereo systems and even as part of audio cards inside computers. These devices take audio signals ... Read More »

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How to Install Car Audio Amplifiers?

Installing car audio amplifiers can be one of the hardest things for a unskilled person to do on their own. Car amp installation requires time and patience. It also requires you to remove panels an... Read More »

Can 8 ohm speakers be used with car audio amplifiers?

Eight ohm speakers can be used with car amplifiers. However, most car amplifiers have a 4 ohm impedance or less. Since the speaker impedance will not match the amplifier impedance, less power from ... Read More »

What are the pros and cons for the LM380 and the 741 IC's when using them as audio amplifiers?

One is an apple; one is an orange:The 741 is well suited to be a preamp, such as would be used to bring the output of a microphone up to line level.The LM 380 is intended to amplify line-level sign... Read More »

Can a resistor be used as a dummy load on solid-state audio amplifiers?

Yes, a resistor can be used as a dummy load on solid-state audio amplifiers, but only for a very short time. When it is used, it should be connected to a heat sink and limited only to a certain cur... Read More »